Government lands are being encroached upon in village Manchana of Bhogaon tehsil area in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. Complaints of illegal occupation are not being heard. Angry Kishni MLA I.N. Brijesh Katheria reached the village on Monday and started protesting on the land of Marghat. SP district president and dozens of workers of the area also joined the dharna. SDM sent Naib Tehsildar but the matter did not work. The SDM has spoken of action against the encroachers.
SP MLA I. Brijesh Katheria said at the protest site that illegal occupation of government lands is taking place in Gram Panchayat Manchana. The land mafia gets the dema done elsewhere and takes possession elsewhere. There has been a glut of illegal occupations in the Gram Panchayat. The administration is not listening to the complaints of the poor. Eyes are closed on complaints. Frustrated with the higher officials, they have started protesting in a Gandhian way. SP District President Alok Shakya also came to protest. On the instructions of the SDM, Naib Tehsildar Sandeep Kumar, Lekhpal Gaurav, along with Deepak came to explain to the MLA, but the MLA clearly said that until the illegal encroachment is not removed, action will not be taken against the land mafia, the snatched land of the poor will not be returned. Till then they will continue to protest.
SDM Bhogaon Anjali Singh told that the matter is in my notice. The encroachers were given time till January 14 but did not do so and started construction. The MLA was told that the measurement was being done. Will take strict action against the encroachers.